Breast cancer awareness: Every year, many people in the United States and beyond are affected directly or indirectly by the hardship and pain caused by breast cancer. It is a disease that, among women, is not only one of the most prevalent cancers, but also a leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Hundreds of thousands of women are diagnosed with breast cancer annually. About 12 percent of American women will develop invasive breast cancer at some point in their lifetime. Breast cancer awareness
This year alone, about 268,600 new invasive breast cancer cases are likely to be diagnosed in women in the United States. These numbers are also likely to be accompanied by about 62,930 new non-invasive breast cancer cases. For women, breast cancer-related deaths are higher than those for other types of cancer, apart from lung cancer.